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Linda Sarsour, #Women For Syria NYC Union Sq

NYC – 6 pm – Union Square. April 13, 2017.  Linda Sarsour, darling of the Left; adored, respected, was host of the  #Women For Syria Vigil

In New York this Saturday, Women’s March organizers are planning vigils in 34 cities in the U.S. and abroad to call attention to the plight of the Syrian people and to demand a humanitarian response to the situation. Hundreds will call for the United States to take in Syrian refugees.


We will stand with them to push that rhetoric even further:

– Solidarity with all those displaced by bombs, markets, or discrimination

Abolish borders, and the nationalism and racism that depend on them

Free entry for Syrian refugees, and everyone else!”

 “NYC’s Women For Syria vigil is to be led by Muslim activist, Linda Sarsour, National co-chair of the Women’s March.

Sarsour is the Exec Director of the Arab-American Association of New York.  She is a “proud Muslim woman” who finds no fault with CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood and supports Sharia LAW who became one of the main organizers of the recent Women’s March on Washington and now, was a leader for their next project, #WomenForSyria 

The crowd was comprised of the usual Leftists, anti-Israel protesters and ‘social justice” warriors, like “NO! REFUSE Fascism“.

#WomenForSyria makes the claim that Americans are waking up:

[…] sections of the United States have begun to wake up and take to the streets, confronting the bourgeois state and the murdering racist police that protect it.”

As Linda took the ‘stage’, speaking with her usual THICK Brooklyn accent, she reminded this small but very supportive crowd that she’s just a GIRL from Brooklyn. Deftly adding a convenient photo-op by holding a friend’s toddler.

Video of Sarsour’s opening speech was engaging, but scattered. Predictably, she managed to include mention of “Palestinian” solidarity and Islamophobia.

The United States must take-in MORE Syrian refugees. A plea I’ve heard often over the past 5 years, during Obama’s presidency and now Trump’s. SYRIAN REFUGEES must be given sanctuary.

++ A brief look back at previous mostly anti-Assad, Sanctuary for Syrian Refugees signs and flyers; the anti-Bush, anti-Obama screeds etc, in posts from Sept 2012, Aug 2013, Sept 2013Aug 2014, Sept 2015, Dec 2015 ++

In 2013, from a World Can’t Wait protest. A familiar message while holding Assad’s two-star flag. [Not the revolution three-star flag.]

 In 2013, World Can’t Wait, DEFENDING Assad?

https://thesilentmajority.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/flyer-copy1.jpg?w=345&h=486

A 2013 Face book complaint felt misled by the “World Can’t Wait” action:

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By 2014, the message was clearly against Assad and gassing Syrians.

Back to 2107. A man from Refuse Fascism ranted that Trump does NOT care about the Beautiful Children. Saving the Children is just a U.S. war machine ploy. The Commie contingent fomenting turmoil. confusion. conflicting messages.

But, saving the refugees. the women. the babies. the families from the terrors of gassing has complications; caveats that preclude thanks.

From their press release: 

“We are outraged that the President and his cabinet are banning the very refugees that are escaping the same terrorism we are claiming to fight. The United States has taken in a very small number of Syrian refugees. We demand that we be a sanctuary and safe haven for Syrian refugees. We call on the administration to let in at least 75,000 refugees. This will help alleviate some of the suffering of the children and their families. There is no easy solution — but providing Syrians with a life of safety and security is the least we can do.”

Amongst the few speakers I heard was a Muslim man, a social justice leader and best friend of Linda’s; a male ally.

Followed by a Christian Syrian woman.

The Christian speaker mentioned that there are NO opposing factions in Syria. Then WHY are there TWO flags?

From Wiki: there are currently two governments claiming to be the de jure government of Syria, using different flags to represent the state. The incumbent government, led by Bashar al-Assad and the Ba’ath Party, is using the red-white-black United Arab Republic flag in use since 1980; while the Syrian Interim Government, led by the Syrian National Coalition – seeking to overthrow the Assad government – readopted the green-white-black Independence flag in 2012.

AND this clarification:  “The Assad regime is backed by Iran and other Shias.

2012–present, Flag used by the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces
2012–present, Flag used by the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces
1980–present, Syrian Arab Republic
1980–present, Syrian Arab Republic

Sounds like factions, to me. But, in Union Square, we saw only the flag of the revolution opposing Assad.

(slideshow of a few pictures)

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Peace and Love. Love not War.

>A young woman, Hibah Javed, stands with friends at #WomenforSyria

Apparently these Social Justice warriors are THE BEST arbiters of Peace. Linda said we must LISTEN to the SYRIANS, they are the only ones qualified on how to deal with Assad etc. All decisions should come from SYRIANS.

[From 2013 – Times Sq]

So, if Syrians are the only ones qualified to fix the Syrian problems. WHY aren’t they fixing them? IN Syria? And , why is the U.S. being pressured so take in Syrian refugees? More and more.

Sarsour has the answer (in Salon):

“We absolutely have to take responsibility for the refugee crisis. Our flawed foreign policy in the Middle East has created the fertile ground for groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda. We can’t act like we have nothing to do with that.”

         Sarsour continued

“Hate is not going to divide us. People need to be held accountable for hate speech … words that are inspiring actual violence against innocent people who have nothing to do with these terrorist attacks happening.”

Who is doing the HATING? From today’s gathering, one would surmise it’s America. America is characterized as a racist, hate-filled State. America, she is BAD.

“Stop the War. Stop the Hate.” Refers only to the U.S. imperial war machine. No one else seems to be responsible.

Sept 2015 – The Nation explains why:

“The Syrian civil war has displaced more than 4 million people, most of them to other countries in the region—though conspicuously not to the Persian Gulf states or Saudi Arabia, friend to the West and armorer of Islamist fighters in Syria. The rise of the Islamic State, or ISIS—now terrorizing Syria and Iraq and threatening neighboring countries—was sparked by the aftermath of the Iraq invasion and further fueled by the misguided tactics of the United States and Britain in Syria. Yet the United States has accepted just 1,500 Syrian refugees since the civil war began.”

Listen UP President Trump, the #Women For Syria are calling you to task:

“If you stop bombing and OCCUPYING their countries, there won’t be MILLIONS of refugees trying to flee…”

 AMERICA, YOU MADE THEM. LET THEM IN.

++ Pictures and videos are property of Pamela Hall++

Church World Services “Rally for Refugee Re-Settlement” Columbus Circle (6-19-16)

WHAT: World Refugee Day 2016  – “Rally for Refugee Re-Settlement”

“Refugees Welcome Because One World ♥’s “

Location: Columbus Circle – NYC – June 19, 2016- 11 am
Event Name: Rally for Refugees
Organization: Church World Services “A Global Humanitarian Agency for The Vulnerable and the Displaced”  [CWS is the relief, development and refugee assistance arm of the National Council of the Churches of Christ]

“This June, dozens of communities across the United States gathered to celebrate (Muslim) refugees from California to Atlanta”

WHY: From  UNHCR  & the UN Refugee Agency

“In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly established June 20 as World Refugee Day to recognize and applaud the contribution of refugees throughout the world and to raise awareness about the growing refugee crisis …. celebrate World Refugee Day with an event, prayer service, or other activity.”

CWS asks you to  Join the Refugees Welcome Campaign

#WithRefugees petition will be delivered to UN headquarters in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly high-level summit to address large movements of (Muslim)refugees and migrants, on September 19, 2016.

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The petition asks governments to help the (Muslim) refugees :

  • Ensure every refugee child gets an education.
  • Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
  • Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution to their community.

Statement by the President Obama on World Refugee Day (2016)

“Protecting and assisting refugees is a part of our history as a Nation and we will continue to alleviate the suffering of (Muslim) refugees abroad, and to welcome them here at home, because doing so reflects our American values and our noblest traditions as a Nation, enriches our society and strengthens our collective security.”

HOWEVER: Mercy. Compassion … Do unto others …. Western values. Anathema to Islam (it’s in the Quran)

                                         “The Infidels must Die!”

The Christian population in Iraq has now diminished to an alarming 50,000 to 250,000, compared with 1.4 million in 2003. They were either massacred by jihadists or abducted.

Christians have faced being forced to convert to Islam, pay a high living tax (jizya, mandated in the Qur’an) to the Islamic State, or abandon their ancestral homes. Many were enslaved or murdered.

Reverend Canon Andrew White, (aka “The Vicar of Baghdad”) known for his love of humanity, stated of Islamic State jihadists: “When I invited ISIL to dinner they said, ‘Yes, we’ll come, but we’ll chop off your head.’ Rather kind of them to warn me.”

The gentle and kind Reverend White … has witnessed the worst atrocities on the ground against his fellow Christians, minorities and Yazidi girls who are taken as sex slaves, and he finally declared:”

“I have looked through the Quran trying to find forgiveness… there isn’t any. If you find it, tell me. This makes it very difficult to talk to ISIS because they can show you quite clearly that it is what Allah wants. They can justify their position when Allah says you should combat and fight the infidel and they say, ‘Well, these are infidels.’ So the question is, how can you prove that these are not infidels? And you can’t.” [Jihad Watch]

YET, the misguided do-gooders at CWS preach-on ….

Overheard at Columbus Circle, a mother telling her young daughter (simplistically) that the purpose of the CWS event was to teach us “to be kind to all people”.  So… “Rebecca, Stands With Refugees”

The mother sees what she wants to see, the Happy (feel-good) Faces of dedicated (misguided) do-gooders: It’s World Refugee Day!


But, how kind is ignoring the Christian refugees while Muslim ‘refugees’ go to the head-of-the-line.

I watched. Took a few pictures. Knowing a dialogue about the Christian victims of Islam would be met with plastic smiles …. and silence…


But, one brave voice stood firmly in front of them- facing their table. His message perplexing for the do-gooder, as it does not compute, “Say NO to Refugees”

A message lacking nuance, perhaps, but they should have opened a door and talked with him. Instead, CWS holds firm. CWS is GOOD. Bringing Social Justice to the Muslim World.
That protestor is a BAD man. A Racist. Islamophobe. Bigoted. Hater. Ignore him. (hands to ears- lalalala)
CWS (CHRISTIAN World Service)
outreach goes first to Muslim “refugees” of Syria. To save them from “Islamophobia” .

That “One World – Social Justice” from CWS offers kindness, empathy,  Social Justice. (to some) The Christian Victims of Genocide must go to the back-of-the-line.
Protecting Muslim refugees comes FIRST because Muslims are “threatened  by imagined Islamophobia”

Within the United States, the welcome of (Muslim) Syrian refugees is being challenged. This type of fear-mongering (against Muslims) has no place in our society. People of all faiths must stand in solidarity with refugee and migrant communities.

BUT, are the “important and very needy” Muslim “refugees” properly vetted? (If at all). CWS claims they are.

 More from CWS as they Welcome the (Muslim) Syrian “Refugees”

IN CWS‘ OWN WORDS:

‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.’
– Hebrews 13:2 (NRSV)

Join CWS in refugee resettlement – welcome arriving families as contributing members of our communities….

Take a collection to help Syrian refugee families cover basic expenses.

CWS will connect these funds with arriving Syrian families for housing, utilities and basic needs as well as CWS Syrian crisis advocacy.

Refugees often arrive with little more possessions than the clothing on their backs.

Collect the household goods one family will need to start a new life in the U.S.

Ship boxed items to a city across the U.S. … household items will be provided to arriving refugees from Syria, Burma, Iraq and other countries.

Located near a CWS resettlement office? Contact your local affiliate to serve as a welcome team or to find local volunteer and donation needs.

Sadly, CWS with holds aide to the Christians of the Middle East (and Yazidis, as well) slaughtered and enslaved throughout the 21st Century Muslim World.  It’s a puzzlement…

Which brings us to a WARNING From Refugee Resettlement Watch  on Church World Services and Federal Funding. [Posted by Ann Corcoran  January 7, 2016]

CHRISTIANS BEWARE of  the Social Justice Do-Gooders

If you are new to RRW, there are nine major federal refugee resettlement contractors (they call themselves Volags!) and Church World Service is one of them.

They are largely funded with your tax dollars!  And, it was Church World Service whose subcontractor Virginia Council of Churches first brought this whole secretive and costly resettlement program to my attention in 2007.

See my latest report on CWS at American Resistance 2016! where we tell you about how CWS is going to illegally hide aliens sought by ICE.

Don’t you think that, if they go forward with their announced plan and break federal law, their federal funds should be immediately cut off?

By the way, if the name Church World Service rings a bell for you locally.  Know that they might be raising funds from your church through their annual “Crop Walks!”

Crop walk

Their charitable work for hungry people is, in my view, just a cover for their political ambitions.

Church World Service member churches are here.  Be sure your church isn’t planning to hide those sought by ICE.

 (Also, from Refugee Resettlement Watch)

” Frankly, we have made a grievous error in taking the Muslim refugees, Somalis in particular, who have no intention of becoming Americans. They are here to change America. 

Unfortunately, political correctness and a worshipful attitude toward multiculturalism have blinded us.

It is my view, that the ‘diversity is strength’ line is way overused, and mostly hogwash.”

PDF – 2016 a Report on the Christian Genocide  [You can scroll through the embedded (detailed) PDF below ]

“Shouldn’t we first help the Christian victims of Mideast genocide? If we want to accept refugees in flight from Arab and Muslim war zones, why not start with the most persecuted victims?”

 Why not bring Christians and Yazidis from the Muslim world here first? Why not bring Muslim dissidents, ex-Muslims, and Muslim homosexuals here second?

before we extend visas, green cards and asylum to Muslim boys and men? [Phyllis Chesler]

IN CONCLUSION: The misguided fools and tools at CWS need an awakening, before it’s too late for the Christian Refugees of The Middle East.  These hapless do-gooders should ask more probing questions of CWS.Are we doing enough to help the Christian victims suffering under the boot of terrorism?A pretty smile to passersby is not enough.

++ Christian Genocide. It’s Real ++

PART TWO:  Impassioned voices from THE CHRISTIAN REFUGEES of the Middle East, the Yazidis of Iraq , who need re-settlement. Lost in the wilderness, they desperately need JUSTICE. NOW.

[Stop Islamization of Nations Conference on Sept. 11, 2012]

Video 1Ashraf Ramelah (Voice of Copts)

Video 2Joseph NasrallahCoptic Christians

Video 3Father Gabriel Nadaaf  Christians of Jerusalem – “The Disappearance of the Christians under Islam”


[AFDI Rally for Israel, Minorities Under Islam]

Video 4 – Yazidi Leader,  Haider Elias -Worldwide Plea at AFDI Rally for Israel “Minorities Under Islam “

[AFDI and David Horowitz Foundation at Temple University]

Video 5- Simon Deng, enslaved at the age of 9 in Sudan. Christian slavery, in the  21st century, continues- sanctioned by Islam and ignored- in the Sudan. Genocide. Slavery. It’s a world wide scourge.

** An Addendum** As I try to end this post. ** I find. I can’t.**

The reports. The abuses. The cruelty. The Human Tragedies. The pleas for aide and mercy –  Silence has lead to No JUSTICE. No Peace.

The horrors do not end.  The pain goes on.

1.Christians Facing Extinction in Iraq

2. “An Appeal From a Yazidi Leader

3. “Libya abducts Christian Women, Makes Them Slaves

afdi ad christian nyc“Horrifying mob of 5,000 attacks Christians for BUILDING CHURCH shouting ‘Egypt is Islamic,’” by Katie Mansfield, Express, July 2, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A MOB of 5,000 attacked a group of Christians as they attempted to build a church, the latest in a string of violent attacks in Egypt.

Vigilantes torched and looted homes in Baidaa village after hearing rumours worship was taking place. [ Interfaith dialogue in Egypt ]

While Church leaders in the U.S. are too busy holding Ramadan dinners and issuing statements about how Islam is “peace” to take much notice of how Christians in the Middle East are being persecuted. Shame on them!

[Presbyterian Church USA Offers Prayers to allah]

I depart with a  short slide show of the CWS small and very quiet (Muslim) refugee outreach at Columbus Circle. “Saving the Refugees from “Islamophobia”. One World. One Day. One empty out-reach program at a time.

++ It’s a bizarro world we live in ++